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On his new tune “What It’s Come To,” rapper T.I. says he’s up in opposition to “some lying-ass bitches,” in an obvious reference to the a number of allegations of sexual assault and drugging leveled in opposition to him and his spouse Tiny. The couple, who’ve repeatedly denied the claims, are at present underneath felony investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department. The investigation was opened after an unnamed girl spoke just about to the police in April. This all comes months after dozens of alleged victims throughout a number of states got here ahead with accusations of sexual abuse, sexual assault, and drugging. Multiple of them known as for a felony investigation. T.I. and Tiny’s lawyer instructed Vulture earlier this week that the couple has “not spoken to or been contacted by” police in Los Angeles or Las Vegas (a case was closed in the latter state on account of to the statute of limitations for sexual assault). They are additionally going through a defamation lawsuit from a girl who alleges that T.I. as soon as held her at gunpoint.
In “What It’s Come To,” T.I. raps that he’s by no means been ashamed to look in the mirror, and that he has a “heart of gold” and pure motives. “They say hell have no fury like a woman scorned, fuck that, I’m cranking up the jury, who you lying on shawty,” he says. The lyrics go on to recommend that his accusers try to extort him, and that claims of this nature shouldn’t be made by “anonymous provocative conversations.” Near the top of the monitor, he references going to jail for a year after refusing to speak to police about their investigation of Big Meech, who was convicted for drug dealing. Comparing their conditions, T.I. describes Meech as “willing to face whatever consequences for his vision, while I’m up against some lying-ass bitches.”
Update, June 8, 3:20 p.m.: On June 7, T.I. launched a music video for “What It’s Come To” that incorporates a girl recognized as “The Parasite.” She plots to make money by making false allegations in opposition to T.I. and Tiny and recruits different ladies by way of textual content to play “fake victims.” The video’s intro locations fun monitor underneath the voice of Sabrina Peterson, an accuser who alleged that T.I. held her at gunpoint. The audio comes from a May 26 video in which Peterson supplied to drop her defamation lawsuit if the couple apologized inside seven days. “Tell the truth and apologize, and I’m gone,” she mentioned, including that she didn’t need any fee (T.I. wrote “An Apology????” in the caption of a photo posted on May 31 of him laughing). A clip from Peterson’s request for an apology can also be included in the video’s outro, shortly earlier than “The Parasite” is is flattened by a dumpster that falls from the sky. The music video’s ultimate shot is of promotional artwork for T.I.’s album Kill the King, which is billed as “the final album.”
Peterson responded to the video on her non-public Instagram account. In screenshots posted by the Shade Room on June 8, she wrote that public opinion can’t save T.I., including that that he’s not taunting her however slightly his investigators and the opposite ladies that he has victimized. “I took the high road & tired to give mercy but you repaid it with mockery,” she mentioned in the caption. “Get out the booth & behind cameras & SEE ME IN COURT!”